How to Redirect your 404 error to a Custom Page

in this article we'll discuss setting up a custom 404 error page via a .htaccess file. This will allow you to set the message that visitors to your site receive when they request a page that doesn't exist on the server.

If you read our previous article about 404 error not found pages it was discussed that handling 404 errors dynamically can be problematic if done very frequently. If you're running WordPress on your website, you might want to think about installing the W3 Total Cache plugin which has the ability to serve static 404 errors for WordPress.

It's typically recommended to handle 404 errors with a custom static HTML 404 error page instead of handling them dynamically. If you don't already have one you can learn about creating a custom 404 error page, and if you're looking to add advanced functionality to your 404 error page you can even learn about using Google's custom 404 page widget.

The easiest way to modify your .htaccess file would be using cPanel's file manager with the instructions below, although you can also upload a .htaccess file via FTP as well.
Step 1: Login to your cPanel hosting or FTP manage.
Step 2: Create file .htaccess with content
ErrorDocument 404 /404.html
 Step 3: In 404.html post your content custom
custom 404
 Step4: Finish and test
If you do'nt want create 404.html  file, you can replace content in .htaccess

 ErrorDocument 404 "<H1>Page not found</H1>"
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